The Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry of Hacettepe University is established to promote integrative research between basic and clinical neurosciences. Institute of Neurological Sciences and Psychiatry is composed of 3 departments organised in 16 work groups covering various fields in basic and clinical neurosciences.

The Institute aims to provide advanced educational and research facilities for training successful scientists and academicion in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and basic neurosciences.

The Institute promotes the idea that a successful akademic carrear in medical sciences also requires PhD training and ofters PhD education to specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and related basic and clinical medical fields. In addition, fellowship training is offered in rapidly developing subspecialties that require multidisciplinary approaches, including cerebrovascular diseases, behavioral neurology, epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, electromyography, clinical electroencephalography, neuro-immunology, neuro-ophthalmology, pediatric neurosurgery, spinal surgery and movement disorders.

The Institute also offers Neuroscience Ph.D. training to medical students as part of the recently started combined MD-Ph.D. program. We also have short-term educational programs, which provide intensive courses on specific subjects determined by the Institutional Board.

In an academic year, more than 2,000 hours of postgraduate lectures are given. Residents and fellows are accepted to take courses as guest students.

During an academic year, neuro-oncology, neuropathology, and Wednesday meetings are held each week with the participation of the Neurosurgery, Neurology, Radiology and Pathology departments, in addition to the Pediatric Neurology unit. Furthermore, regular work group meetings and multidisciplinary panels addressing current hot topics are organized.

At the end of the academic year, an annual neuroscience meeting is held with the participation of prominent guest speakers.

In each academic year, neuroscience seminars are organized every two weeks.

The research of the work groups in our institute is carried out in Brain research, Microsurgery, Neuroscience, EMG, EEG and EEG monitoring laboratories. The research activities in these laboratories are coordinated with in Neurology and Psychiatry Training and Research Center.